Gaming, Technology, Social Media, and Fun
One of these features is pretty significant: Semi-public rooms. Semi-public rooms allow an administrator of a room to have control over the posts within a room, but the public can view and comment.
Monday, June 9th is a big day in the Apple world: The World Wide Developers Conference, or WWDC. A common tactic in the community is to “live blog” the announcements as they happen. Sites such as Engadget, Macrumors, TUAW, and Ars Technica have become popular destinations to get the latest product announcements from Steve Jobs’ keynote at WWDC and other conferences. These sites use cool AJAX techniques as well as old school mechanisms such as IRC (which is my preference).
To all these sites who are covering WWDC and will be live-blogging, I offer this suggestion: Use FriendFeed rooms.
FriendFeed is a perfect atmosphere for promoting and elevating discussion. Your administrators can post a status update, and tons of users can comment on each update. By using semi-public rooms, you have total control over the room including moderation of comments. I feel this will change the way we follow live events. Engadget, Macrumors, Ars, TUAW, or anyone else out there who may read this, please consider using FriendFeed rooms for Monday’s keynote. You will be happy you did.
Post written by Bwana